Television chef Herman den Blijker has come under fire from the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WFN) for featuring a recipe involving sea turtles in a tv cooking competition, the Telegraaf reports.
During the show couples had to cook a dish using green sea turtles which had been bred in captivity on the Cayman Islands.
The turtles are a protected species and the WFN says it is inappropriate to suggest it is ok to eat the them, even if they are farmed.
‘Eating turtles may be allowed on the Cayman Islands but exporting them and using them commercially in the EU and in the Netherlands is strictly forbidden,’ the organisation was quoted as saying. ‘This is sending out completely the wrong signal.’
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